11 days in Middle East Itinerary

11 days in Middle East Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Israel travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Nazareth
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tel Aviv
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Masada
— 2 nights
Bus
5
Jerusalem
— 1 night
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Jerusalem

— 3 nights

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Western Wall Tunnels, then admire the natural beauty at Garden of Gethsemane, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Anne, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Mount. On your second day here, make a trip to Jewish Quarter, contemplate the long history of The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Plan my day in Jerusalem using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

New York City, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Jerusalem, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for much hotter days in Jerusalem, with highs around 69°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Nazareth

— 2 nights

Arab Capital of Israel

Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Get out of town with these interesting Nazareth side-trips: Acre (Khan al-Umdan, Citadel of Acre, &more) and The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra (in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Church, examine the collection at Nazareth Village, and contemplate the long history of Cana.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nazareth tour planner.

Drive from Jerusalem to Nazareth in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Nazareth are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Tel Aviv

— 2 nights

White City

Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower, then take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tayelet, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Old Tel Aviv Port Area, then take a stroll through Neve Tzedek, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tel Aviv trip planner.

You can drive from Nazareth to Tel Aviv in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tel Aviv can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Masada.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Masada

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tze'elim Stream.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Masada trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tel Aviv to Masada in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Jerusalem

— 1 night

Holy City

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Jerusalem online travel planner.

You can take a bus from Masada to Jerusalem in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks